Village of Idiots

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Village of Idiots

Village of Idiots

Release Date: June 19, 1999

Year    :   1999
Slogan    :   «“Outsiders call Chelm the village of idiots,” Shmendrick explains, “but our rabbi said we were a city of natural geniuses, with our own way of figuring things out.”»
Genres    :   Animation
Production Companies    :   ONF | NFB
Director    :   Eugene Fedorenko, Rose Newlove
Producers    :   
Writers    :   John Lazarus
RunTime    :   12 mins.

Weary of daily life in his native village of Chelm, Shmendrik sets out on a quest for knowledge that brings him to a new Chelm, a place remarkably like the old Chelm, down to the chicken's reminiscent clucks. Based on a Jewish folk tale, Village of Idiots is the story of Shmendrik's new life and its uncanny closeness to his old life.

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